The St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by
Investment Program

The Citizenship by Investment Program of St. Kitts & Nevis was established in 1984, making it the longest established program of its kind in the world. The Government of St. Kitts & Nevis utilizes this program to attract investors of good character to make a substantial contribution to the development of the Federation. These investors are then given the opportunity to apply for citizenship and a passport within the strict guidelines of the law and the relevant regulations.

When you acquire citizenship under the St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship program, you and your family enjoy full citizenship for life, which can be passed on to future generations by descent.

As citizens of St. Kitts & Nevis, you and your family are issued with passports, which allow visa-free travel to more than 120 countries and territories worldwide, including all of the EU. Of course you have the right to take up residence in St. Kitts & Nevis as well as in most of the CARICOM member countries at any time and for any length of time, although residency in St. Kitts & Nevis is not a requirement for becoming a citizen through investment.

Paths to Citizenship By Investment

Real Estate OptionT
To qualify for citizenship of St. Kitts & Nevis under the real estate option, the Government requires an investment in either approved real estate or limited partnership shares in the Park Hyatt hotel development with a value of at least US$400,000. The qualifying real estate investment must be held for at least five years in order for the investor to retain citizenship.

SIDF Contribution Option
To qualify for citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis under the SIDF (The Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation) Option, the Government requires a non-refundable contribution to the St. Kitts and Nevis Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation, a public charity audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The size of the required contribution is determined by the number of family members associated with the citizenship application, as noted in the schedule of fees.

Investors seeking citizenship in St. Kitts & Nevis must use a government licensed service provider to process the citizenship application with government’s Citizenship Unit (CIU). Civis is a licensed service provider and has the experience and expertise needed to guide investors through the citizenship application and/or real estate selection process. In addition to completing government’s application forms, citizenship applicants must also provide the required documents (right).

Required Documents for Real Estate Option

Required Documents for SGF Contribution